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Today's News

  • Delays expected as state begins resurfacing project on KY 55

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of roadway resurfacing that is scheduled to begin this week on KY 55 (Taylorsville Road) in Spencer County. This project extends from KY 44 near the Spencer County High School to the intersection of KY 1633/KY 155 (mile markers 6.5 to 11.2).

    Milling operations are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 11 with paving to take place the following week. Lane closures will be necessary to complete this work and motorists will be flagged through the work zone.

  • Spencer Co. Clerk’s office receives $13,455 grant

    State Librarian and Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) Commissioner Terry Manuel announced that Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock has received a grant totaling $13,455 from the KDLA to preserve and manage local government records.

    Thirty-nine grants have been awarded throughout the state for a total of $601,177 from the first round of funding from fiscal year 2018 Local Records Grant Program funds. The next round of grants will be awarded in December.

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 11, 2017

    THS Class of 1972 Reunion

    The Taylorsville High School Class of 1972 will have a 45-year reunion on Saturday, October 21. All graduates and anyone who started with this class are invited to attend. If you haven’t received notification, please contact Bonnie Schuler at 477-2525, or Patricia Murphy at 727-9881.

    Free Narcan kits and training

  • FROM OUR READERS - County needs to address road bond issues

    I have empathy for the residents of Watkins Glen subdivision who spoke to Fiscal Court about having an unpaved section of their road completed, as promised by the developer.  In my opinion, the county made a promise to the residents when they approved the subdivision and road bond.  I’m surprised the county allowed the bond to lapse.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Budget cuts and Co. Attorneys

    To the Editor,

    As stated in the Preamble to the Constitution, two of the primary reasons our government exists are to “establish Justice” and “insure domestic Tranquility.” In order to achieve those goals, we must have a robust and fair criminal justice system with adequate funding for both prosecutors and public defenders.

  • Take aim at right to assemble

    When tragedy like the one earlier this month in Las Vegas strikes America, many Americans feel the overwhelming desire to strike out against our liberties, even if it means violating the U.S. Constitution.

    Yes, mass shootings are horrendous, senseless tragedies. When 59 Americans are gunned down by a sniper we understandably want to ask who, how and why?  But we should resist the temptation to take scissors to the founding documents our Founding Fathers carefully crafted to protect our freedoms.

  • THS 1957 class holds reunion

     

    Six decades of service have marked careers of members of the Taylorsville High School Class of 1957.  That group held a 60th class reunion at the Masonic Lodge in Taylorsville on Saturday, Oct. 7.

    The event was held in conjunction with the monthly Masonic Breakfast at Masonic Lodge 210, and also in conjunction with the annual Spencer County Octobefest.

  • 4-H Shooting Competition results

     

  • Flyers soar past Bears, 20-0

     

    With just two games left in the regular season, the Spencer County Bears are limping into their bye week, coming off a 20-0 loss at home to Franklin County. The 2-6 Bears have suffered a number of injuries, especially on offense, and while they hope to salvage a playoff spot with wins in their final two games, the team is also looking to build toward the future.

    “You learn a lot about your team  in difficult times,” said Bears Coach Mike Marksbury, who praised his team for continuing to battle hard each week.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 4, 2017

    First Baptist Church Yard Sale

    First Baptist Church will be having a yard sale on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7 in the church fellowship hall from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be all kinds of items, including furniture, clothing, shoes, toys, electronics, etc. Proceeds will be used to help finance their Kentucky Changers Mission Trip. For more information, call 477-8197.

    Revival will focus on End Times